Pinehurst Resort introduction
Founded in 1895 in the heart of the North Carolina Sandhills, Pinehurst Resort features nine world-class golf courses, an award- winning spa, three historic hotels, 40 condominiums, tennis and other recreational activities. Widely known as the cradle of American golf, Pinehurst has served as host to more single golf championships that any other site in America, with events including the U.S. Open, PGA Championship, Ryder Cup Matches and many other national championships. In 2014, Pinehurst and No. 2 hosted unprecedented U.S. Open and U.S. Women’s Open Championships in back-to-back weeks.
Pinehurst offers three historic hotels, as well as condominiums and villas, all within walking distance of one another and each located within the charming Village of Pinehurst. Complimentary resort transportation is offered from all accommodations to golf and other resort amenities.
See our Pinehurst accommodation page for details.
Pinehurst features nine golf courses by world-class designers including the world famous Donald Ross Designed Pinehurst No. 2. See our Pinehurst Golf page for an overview of the nine courses at this outstanding resort.
Pinehurst Resort Facilities
Pinehurst offers any array of relaxing amenities beyond the golf course. The Spa at Pinehurst – The AAA Four Diamond Spa at Pinehurst is a sanctuary of tranquility with classically inspired architecture and a menu of more than 50 relaxing treatments. Experience the highly results-oriented Pinehurst Facial or the ultra-luxe Thermo-Marine Mud Body Treatment. The Spa also features a fitness center and full- service salon.
Pinehurst features 18 clay courts and a staff of USPTA certified professional instructors ready to teach and play. Resort guests enjoy access to all tennis amenities including ball machine, equipment and court rentals.
Croquet & Lawn Bowls
The classic games of croquet and lawn bowling are alive and vibrant activities at Pinehurst. Two croquet courts and one lawn bowling green are open to resort guests for this fun, competitive but low- key activity. Lessons and equipment are available for individuals or groups. You can play with Pinehurst Country Club Members or arrange for your own court time.
Pinehurst features a 200-acre private lake where guests can swim, fish, boat or just relax on the beach. Kayaks, paddleboards and pontoon boats are available to rent for a day on the water. Rods and tackle are also available so you can catch everything from large mouth bass to catfish. Free resort shuttle service is available to the Lake from any resort hotel.
Village of Pinehurst
The charming Village of Pinehurst features boutique shops and pubs meant to be explored. Take a guided walking tour of historic homes, visit the Tufts Archives, which showcases the history of Pinehurst, or take a romantic carriage ride through the winding Village streets.
There are a number of dining choices available at Pinehurst Resort.
Carolina Dining Room (CDR)
Step back in time in our most expansive dining room, offering breakfast and dinner. Executive Chef Thierry Debailleul’s amazing menu features hand-selected aged beef and signature dry seasoning rubfor our steaks and chops. Menus change seasonally, invoking the fresh flavors of the area.
The Donald Ross Grill
In addition to golf course designer and head professional, Donald Ross also served as Grill Manager during part of his tenure at Pinehurst. We’ve kept his name for this favorite lunch eatery for golfers. Located at the Resort Clubhouse, the DRG serves an array of salads and sandwiches, homemade soups and hot entrees, and a full buffet during our busiest seasons. Enjoy outdoor or indoor dining with views of the putting green and golf courses.
The Ryder Cup Lounge
Named for the 1951 Ryder Cup held at Pinehurst, this casual restaurant and bar surrounds you with history. Located in the Carolina Hotel, The Ryder Cup’s unique menu includes classic American fare with a twist.
The 1895 Grille
The 1895 Grille at the historic Holly is a Four-Star dining experience in every way. Serving breakfast and dinner, this intimate fine dining room features an exceptional menu straight from Carolina Farms to our tables. Our award-winning chefs also prepare nightly specials making each visit unique. Don’t forget to order the triple chocolate soufflé to cap off your perfect meal.
An antique bar brought over the pond from Scotland is the centerpiece of The Tavern, a cozy spot for lunch and dinner. The menu features a variety of unique sandwiches, salads and soups for lunch and a more hearty menu of pasta, beef and other entrees in the evening. You don’t want to miss the complimentary homemade chips. Outdoor patio seating overlooking The Village center is available seasonally.
WHEN TO TRAVEL
Peak Golf season runs from mid March through to early May with October also being a peak month as well, although rates are not as high as in the Spring. Courses are at their busiest but the weather and course conditions are at their very best.
That said May, June, September, November and December are all great times to visit the area for golfers. Courses are quieter, rates are lower and playing conditions are fantastic pretty much all year round.
Winter temperatures can be variable but it is generally dry and sunny in the early winter months so if you don’t mind some cold mornings you can make the most of the great rates at that time of year. The weather in January and February are a bit more unpredictable but a really bad winter is rare.